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St Ives Surf School

Porthmeor Beach, St Ives, England
+44 1736 793938
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Ranked #1 of 15 Activities in St Ives
Type: Surf Camps, Adventure
Owner description: Ocean based fun in the heart of Cornwall. Surf, SUP, Kayak and Coasteering activities in a fun...
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Type: Surf Camps, Adventure
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Ocean based fun in the heart of Cornwall. Surf, SUP, Kayak and Coasteering activities in a fun, safe and friendly environment.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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163 reviews 163 reviews
38 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Joined in a Tuesday afternoon beginner's class as our first experience of surfing. Seven of us in total with one instructor. He explained everything well and spent plenty of time with us one to one in the water. Around two hours in total. Good fun and worth doing, but most people will need a lot of practice to become any... More 

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Matching Green, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Great surfing instruction for all ages on the superb Porthmeor beach in St Ives. Wetsuits and boards provided. We started off with warming up exercises and then it was straight into instruction followed by practical experience under the guidance of the friendly instructor. Most of the class managed to get up on the surf boards. Great fun and exhausting, especially... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We visited St Ives and whilst playing on the beach my other half popped along to the surf school and booked him and our 7 year old daughter in for a surf lesson the next day. It was such a mild half term week that even with the leaden skies of that Tuesday afternoon and the slight drizzle they were... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

My 10 year old son had an amazing time during his 2 hour surf lesson. He was very nervous but he need not have worried. From a parental point of view, as soon as we arrived I felt reassured; there was a professional but calm and relaxed vibe. The instructors put everyone at ease and my son was with 5... More 

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

My three children had 3 lessons each and now all they can talk about is the next time they can surf. All the teachers we met at the school were fantastic , such a chilled friendly atmosphere. I have to give special mention to Simon who was brilliant with the kids. Thank you so much.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Learning to surf with the most excellent, friendly and encouraging team at the St Ives Surf School is an amazing family experience, from 8 to forty-'something' it was a simply fantastic week. Stunning location, great equipment and professional teaching. Thanks to the team we are all completely relaxed and addicted to surfing. Missing it dreadfully we are already planning a... More 

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London
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I had my first surfing lesson here and the team could not have been more friendly and helpful. I thoroughly recommend this school for beginners and will go back myself the next time I am in St Ives. Thanks again to Harris and the team!

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Durham
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Great experience for us all, even the old ones like me. Felt safe all the time with the excellent instructors. And such a wonderful place to find surfing

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I booked a surf lesson for a group of us as part of my friends hen do and it was the best part of our trip to St Ives! Our instructor was brilliant - he explained everything in detail so we fully understood and made the lesson fun at the same time. The equipment provided was excellent. We all managed... More 

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Booked my daughter 3 surf lessons and she loved it. The instructors were great and she was really chuffed that she could stand up on her board by the end of the first lesson. She is looking forward to more lessons next summer. Thanks St Ives Surf School you are Fab!

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